A Twentieth century history and biographical record of Crawford County, Kansas, by Home Authors; Illustrated. Published by Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, IL : 1905. 656 p. ill. Transcribed by staff and students at Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas.

1905 History of Crawford County Kansas


Dr. Harvey M. Grandle, who has a large and flourishing practice as a dentist in Pittsburg, and is one of the popular and enterprising spirits of that city, has practiced his profession with much success for the past twelve years. He is almost entirely a Kansas product, for he has lived in this section of the state since he was one year old, having been reared among the pioneer surroundings of thirty odd years ago in the Sunflower state.

Dr. Grandle was born at Marion, Iowa, in 1867, and his parents are Harrison and Maria (Shields) Grandle, the former a native of Ohio and the latter of Indiana. His father was an emigrant to Iowa in 1856, and spent sixteen years in that state. In 1868 he drove a wagon out to Kansas and took up his location on a farm near Monmouth, Crawford county, so that he is really one of the old settlers of this county, which less than forty years ago was an uncivilized abode. He is at present a prosperous and well preserved farmer, owning about a section of Crawford county's fine land, and has a nice home near Monmouth, where he and his wife live. They have a family of six sons and two daughters, all grown.

Harvey M. Grandle received a good education at Monmouth in the graded school, which at that time was one of superior excellence. He prepared himself for teaching, and was engaged in the work of pedagogue for five years, the last three years of that period having been spent as an instructor in the high school at Weir, in Cherokee county. While at Weir he decided upon dentistry as his profession, and began his studies to that end under Dr. Cartwright as preceptor. As soon as his preparation was complete he took up practice, and has now been in steady practice for the past twelve years. He first practiced at Weir, then was located at Pittsburg for some time, and again returned to Weir. On April 1, 1903, he came to Pittsburg and formed a partnership with Dr. Fred K. Ream, which was continued until the following August 18, when he bought Dr. Ream's interest, and is now the owner of the business and in the enjoyment of a high-class and profitable practice.

Mr. Grandle is prominent in the fraternal orders, being a member of the local lodge of the Elks, and at Weir is affiliated with the Masons and Knights of Pythias, the Pyramids, the Maccabees, Sons and Daughters of Justice, and others. He is a Democrat in politics, and served one term as mayor of Weir. When he left that town he had for some time been serving as president of the board of education.

Dr. Grandle was married at Jacksonville, Illinois, October 1, 1894, to Miss Margaret Gallagher. They have three children, Sadie Dorothy, deceased; Nina Catharine, aged six; and Harvey Marion, aged three. Sadie Dorothy, born January 11, 1897, died February 8, 1905, after an illness of two weeks, of pneumonia fever. Her eight years filled her fond father's and mother's lives with sunshine. She was always happy and loved all nature.